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1. I am a staunch homebody. My husband and I have all of our toys here, where we can get at them, so we don't have to drive other places and pay to get in to be entertained.

2. I have an obsession with older men, and have since I was a teenager. These include Anthony Stewart Head, Peter Davison, Sean Connery, Rutger Hauer, Richard Dean Anderson, and Sylvester McCoy primarily.

3. I have a bicep fetish. I love nicely toned arms, and I don't care whether they're on a male or a female. ;-) Examples include Madonna, Linda Hamilton in the Terminator movies, Jamie Bamber ("Apollo" on the new Battlestar Galactica series), Katee Sackhoff ("Starbuck" on BSG), and the guy who plays Jason Stackhouse on "True Blood". Oh. My. God. ;-)

4. I have a ridiculous amount of music in my possession, as I am a total music freak. I used to know millions of useless facts about the groups I listened to but it gets harder to keep up with them all now that I'm 41.

5. I have an obsession with lava lamps. I could literally decorate my entire house with them. And other forms of indirect lighting, actually, which leads to:

6. Neon lighting. Same as above.

7. My interior decorating taste seems to be stuck between the 80s and 90s and includes abstract, geometric, and contemporary facets. This, as you can all imagine, leads to terrible indecision as to how to decorate our house, which is why:

8. Two years after moving in, our new house is still almost entirely undecorated. Mostly this is because it took us almost a year to find a renter for our old house, so we didn't have the extra money to decorate, but now it's pretty much down to laziness. ;-)

9. I am extremely proficient at spelling and grammar, and have a tendency (whether unreasonable or not) to look down on others who are not. I can't help it, though. Everywhere you look I could show you examples of why the world needs more proofreaders.

10. I have no children nor have I ever wanted them. And thank whichever deity you prefer that I had the sense to know that *ahead of time*. However, I love animals and treat my pets with the kind of love and respect most people reserve for their children.

11. I am a musician, and taught myself to play guitar by ear. I can play 6 or 12-string guitar, some bass, keyboards by ear, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, clarinet, and have recently taught myself to play the spoons, a la Sylvester McCoy (and Peter Davison, as well!) I also sing, and my voice is well suited to folksy/acoustic rock like the Indigo Girls.

12. I am completely physically and psychologically addicted to (soda) pop. My absolute favorite is Berries 'n Cream diet Dr Pepper, although they've evidently stopped making that so I have to settle for the Cherry Vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper. My entire fridge could be empty but I don't start to freak out until the pop is gone.

13. If it hadn't been for the X-Files, I would never have met my husband. Online. (He lived in Scotland at the time.)

14. I am a huge geek girl. Have been since grade school, when all the other girls were worrying about makeup and clothes, and I was hanging out with the 'smart' but geeky guys who were into Star Trek. I just found one of them here on FB, and we are an almost perfect intellectual match in Lexulous :-)

15. Literally 90% of my life revolves around the internet, for better or for worse.

16. I can be a horrible pack rat at times and have collections of many things ranging from bubble gum cards to action figures (I have a 12" Giles from Buffy figure on my desk as we speak, and an already impressive collection of Doctor Who figures. These are not counting the ones from Angel, Babylon 5, Deep Space 9, and SeaQuest DSV!

17. I don't at all mind the fact that I'm going gray; I just wish that it would come in in stripes on each side or something really cool like that instead of the salt and pepper thing that I've got going on. Also, in order to see my gray, I have to leave my hair its natural color, which I detest. That's the main reason I color it.

18. I can be completely physically disabled by the sight of something small and cute. Add whiskers for bonus points. Small and cute is my Kryptonite.

19. Right now my most prized possession is my 'baby laptop', my Acer Aspire netbook. It takes cute and compact to a completely new level while retaining total geek points.

20. About every two of three hours I have to go find my kitty and kiss her. This is mandatory. :-)

21. I have a huge thing for accents--particularly Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and some English. David Tennant's voice is just drop-dead gorgeous IMO.

22. Despite my best intentions, I am horrendously lazy.

23. I'm a great big tomboy, and have been all my life.

24. I'm all for spirituality, but religion scares the hell out of me.

25. Howard Jones' album "Revolution of the Heart" rocks my world in an almost unrivaled way. I have a minor religious experience every time I listen to the song "For You See Me".

Date: 2009-02-21 07:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] rikhei.livejournal.com
I still can't believe we haven't hung out yet. We need to make plans! :)

Date: 2009-02-21 10:34 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] whytestar.livejournal.com
Rikhei,

TBH, the main reason is because I've been a freaking slob this winter and am embarrassed for anyone to see the place. And me, actually. My hair is in immense need of a cut and color...and that may sound trivial, but you know how if you don't feel good about how you look, it affects how much you want to let others see you? I've kinda had some of that going on. So please don't think it's anything personal, cuz it's totally not. It's more a matter of me needing to get my collective shoobah together than anything else. I'm trying to work on that more, cuz I really ought to be more than the big lazy slug I have been letting myself become.

Date: 2009-02-22 02:20 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rikhei.livejournal.com
Oh, that's totally cool with me. I completely understand that. About a year and a half ago, I still had two cats (Simon and Garfunkel, the "twin" kitties; now I have just Simon) and I was totally embarrassed to have anyone over because of Garfunkel's decision to use one of the rooms as a litter box. I definitely, definitely understand.

I'd still like to hang out with you; maybe we can do something non-home related? Go see a movie or go out to eat or something like that?

Date: 2009-02-21 08:29 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] trinalin.livejournal.com
Thanks for sharing! I found myself nodding to a lot of what you said. (Except the pop bit. That's one thing I can do without in my life. But a Jones cream soda every so often is a wonderful thing.)

As for the Aspire One - details, woman, details! XP or Linux? SSD or HDD? RAM? 3 or 6-cell?

The combo I'd love to get as an Aspire One doesn't appear to exist: Linux, 16GB SSD, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM. Preferably not white or black. *sigh*

Date: 2009-02-21 10:17 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] whytestar.livejournal.com
It's an XP, 6-cell battery, approx 144 gig HD, HDD, 1 gig of RAM. I don't think they actually *come* in any color other than black, but that's ok, because I got a funky skin to put on it so it's really freaking cool looking now.

Plus, it's small and cute and fun to type on. :-)

Date: 2009-02-22 12:37 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] trinalin.livejournal.com
Thanks for the specs!

Small & cute & fun to type on is the main reason I want one. :-)

They actually do have blue, brown, and white in addition to black. But I think Acer needs even more color choices. Some other company has bright red. I'd prefer hunter green or Wonka violet, myself.

Date: 2009-02-22 05:22 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] whytestar.livejournal.com
Actually, I lied. The one I got is actually a really pretty blue color, but I have a skin for it anyway. It also comes in a sort of copper color, and according to the screensaver, grey or silver and white.

Thing is, not long after I posted that reply mine started to go wonky...it rebooted for no reason, then went into a rebooting loop. My hubby's trying to do a recovery thing to it now, but we may have to send it back in. Which just FIGURES!

If there is shitty luck to be had, I WILL HAVE IT!

:-(

Date: 2009-02-22 01:05 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] whytestar.livejournal.com
We've ordered one of the white ones (the keyboard is even white, which I found strangely...cool!) and we're going to send the broken one back. We can't even get it to start up anymore. The new one will have all the same specs. Only thing is, hopefully they won't be able to get it to start either as it will still have some of my stored passwords for sites (such as this) but most embarrassingly my fanfic, which, to the common person, IS quite risque'. But oh well. At least Amazon had 1-day shipping for it so it should be here Tuesday. Yay for almost instant gratification. And at least I'll be getting that "About Time! 6" book on Monday, so that will give me something to do until Tuesday.

Date: 2009-02-22 03:58 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] trinalin.livejournal.com
I think I can diagnose the problem from here. It was when you mentioned "Windows XP" earlier. Yup, that's your problem. ;-)

Glad to hear you're getting a replacement.

Date: 2009-02-22 01:35 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rembrandt13.livejournal.com
3. I have a bicep fetish.

Whenever I'm able to scrape up enough moola to actually join the gym, I am sooo gonna fix my arms, cos I hate how they look (okay, I hate pretty much that whole area from chin to bum at present), and I'll thinking of Angela Bassett as I do those many reps with light weights. (All my hatred of the ridiculous standards we impose on appearance in our society doesn't change how much I wish my arms looked better, after all.)

12. I am completely physically and psychologically addicted to (soda) pop. My absolute favorite is Berries 'n Cream diet Dr Pepper, although they've evidently stopped making that

I just got back from the store, and I totally looked for that for you. Alas, no go...you've looked online, right? Because if it wasn't discontinued that long ago, there's gotta loads of closeout places chock fulla the stuph.

I have a 12" Giles from Buffy figure on my desk as we speak

OH, I BET YOU DO! And I bet he's in worse shape than that Dapol Seven you just got, you naughty, naughty girl...this is the Oster model, innit? ;)

17. I don't at all mind the fact that I'm going gray

*sigh* Wish I could say the same. I found my first grey hair when I was 22, but it's really been in recent years that I've been forced to go the blonde route cos grey is the only other option, and this is what women in my family do--we get older and blonder.

Still, especially looking at Catherine Tate lately, it has made me miss my natural color sooo much (sort of a dark auburn). Spiritually, I'll never be a blonde, and sometimes I still forget that people perceive me as one, despite the fact that I will have a brunette sensibility 'til the day I die.

18. I can be completely physically disabled by the sight of something small and cute. Add whiskers for bonus points. Small and cute is my Kryptonite.

So should I assume this will cause a complete and utter meltdown, then? ;)

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Date: 2009-02-22 04:39 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] whytestar.livejournal.com
I have a 12" Giles from Buffy figure on my desk as we speak

OH, I BET YOU DO! And I bet he's in worse shape than that Dapol Seven you just got, you naughty, naughty girl...this is the Oster model, innit? ;)

I said he had 22 points of articulation, not a freaking G-Spot attachment, ya big perv! ;-)

And yes, that picture does indeed trigger meltdown. Squee!

Date: 2009-02-22 03:18 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] ravenskyewalker.livejournal.com
I am a staunch homebody.

If I didn't have to work and grocery shop, I bet I'd stay home and become a recluse, yow.

I have an obsession with older men, and have since I was a teenager.

My teenage older-men addictions included Lorne Greene and Jon Pertwee. Lordy, at least Sylvester McCoy is merely 20+ years older, not 50+ y.o.! hee hee

I am extremely proficient at spelling and grammar, and have a tendency (whether unreasonable or not) to look down on others who are not. I can't help it, though. Everywhere you look I could show you examples of why the world needs more proofreaders.

Yes. I'm a crazed editor at heart who finds it difficult not to mark up the professionally-published books I read due to the lack of editing on lots of them. Arrggh.

I have no children nor have I ever wanted them. And thank whichever deity you prefer that I had the sense to know that *ahead of time*.

YES TO THIS.

11 -- I envy you your musical ability. I could (lamely) play violin, could pick out tunes on piano (and an electronic keyboard I acquired), can sing rustily...

I am a huge geek girl.

Yay, that's me! Goodness, I keep running up against women who hold me in unbelievable contempt for daring to admit that I read science fiction. Shouldn't they have gotten over this hatred of nerds in adulthood? Guess not...

Literally 90% of my life revolves around the internet, for better or for worse.

If I'm not working or helping my parents, I'm online or reading (or sleeping). Damn it. ;-)

I can be a horrible pack rat at times

aaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I have a major problem with that. I MUST clean stuff out...

I have a huge thing for accents--particularly Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and some English.

*helpless drooling*

I'm a great big tomboy, and have been all my life.

I can relate so well. At 41, I still don't wear makeup, not even to work. And I don't do dresses, any sort of "sexy" (more like trashy!) clothes, or uncomfortable shoes. I keep thinking and wanting to tell people (but not quite daring, because I know they wouldn't understand), "I was born female, but I'm not much of a woman."

I'm all for spirituality, but religion scares the hell out of me.

I can relate to that, too.

Date: 2009-02-23 01:47 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] whytestar.livejournal.com
"I was born female, but I'm not much of a woman."

OMG! AMEN, Sistah!

Lilly was right. We do have a lot in common. :-)

Date: 2009-02-22 01:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] hitchhiker.livejournal.com
i'm a total homebody too :) though i do enjoy eating out.

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